|Catherine Mohr builds green - TED.com|
In a short, funny, data-packed talk at TED U, Catherine Mohr walks through all the geeky decisions she made when building a green new house -- looking at real energy numbers, not hype. What choices matter most? Not the ones you think.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; green; technology; TED2010; 2010
|Jason Clay: How big brands can help save biodiversity - TED.com|
Convince just 100 key companies to go sustainable, and WWF's Jason Clay says global markets will shift to protect the planet our consumption has already outgrown. Hear how his extraordinary roundtables are getting big brand rivals to agree on green practices first -- before their products duke it out on store shelves.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; environment; green; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Leyla Acaroglu: Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore - TED.com|
Most of us want to do the right thing when it comes to the environment. But things aren’t as simple as opting for the paper bag, says sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu. A bold call for us to let go of tightly-held green myths and think bigger in order to create systems and products that ease strain on the plan
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; green; sustainibility; TED2013; 2013
|Majora Carter: 3 stories of local eco-entrepreneurship - TED.com|
The future of green is local -- and entrepreneurial. At TEDxMidwest, Majora Carter brings us the stories of three people who are saving their own communities while saving the planet. Call it "hometown security."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMidwest; TED; Talks; business; community; economics; green; 2010
|Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change - TED.com|
“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; climate change; green; TED2013; 2013
|Norman Foster's green agenda - TED.com|
Architect Norman Foster discusses his own work to show how computers can help architects design buildings that are green, beautiful and "basically pollution-free." From the 2007 DLD Conference, Munich; www.dld-conference.com
Keywords: TEDTalks; DLD 2007; TED; Talks; architecture; green; partner talk; 2007
|John Hardy: My green school dream - TED.com|
Join John Hardy on a tour of the Green School, his off-the-grid school in Bali that teaches kids how to build, garden, create (and get into college). The centerpiece of campus is the spiraling Heart of School, perhaps the world's largest freestanding bamboo building.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; design; education; green; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Dan Phillips: Creative houses from reclaimed stuff - TED.com|
In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he's built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxHouston; TED; Talks; architecture; creativity; design; green; technology; 2010
|Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx - TED.com|
A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York's tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery -- and jobs. Just try to keep up with this New York treasure as he spins through the many, many ways there are to grow hope in a neighborhood many have written off, or in your own.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; education; green; TEDxManhattan; 2012
|Mark Bittman on what's wrong with what we eat - TED.com|
In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what's wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it's putting the entire planet at risk.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2007; TED; Talks; environment; food; green; sustainability; 2007
|John Kasaona: How poachers became caretakers - TED.com|
In his home of Namibia, John Kasaona is working on an innovative way to protect endangered animal species: giving nearby villagers (including former poachers) responsibility for caring for the animals. And it's working.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; animals; biodiversity; global issues; green; science; TED2010; 2010
|Ann Cooper talks school lunches - TED.com|
Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, "renegade lunch lady" Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school -- local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2007; TED; Talks; children; economics; education; food; global issues; green; 2007
|Van Jones: The economic injustice of plastic - TED.com|
Van Jones lays out a case against plastic pollution from the perspective of social justice. Because plastic trash, he shows us, hits poor people and poor countries "first and worst," with consequences we all share no matter where we live and what we earn. At TEDxGPGP, he offers a few powerful ideas to help us reclaim our throwaway planet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch; TED; Talks; business; communication; global issues; green; plastic; poverty; science; tedx; 2010
|Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes - TED.com|
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; botany; community; food; green; sustainability; TEDSalon London Spring 2012; 2012
|Tim Jackson's economic reality check - TED.com|
As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; development; economics; green; poverty; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Jaime Lerner sings of the city - TED.com|
Jaime Lerner reinvented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way, he changed the way city planners worldwide see what’s possible in the metropolitan landscape.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; cities; culture; design; green; humor; sustainability; transportation; 2007
|Paul MacCready on nature vs. humans - TED.com|
In 1998, aircraft designer Paul MacCready looks at a planet on which humans have utterly dominated nature, and talks about what we all can do to preserve nature's balance. His contribution: solar planes, superefficient gliders and the electric car.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED1998; TED; Talks; demo; design; flight; green; solar; technology; transportation; 1998
|Graham Hill: Why I'm a weekday vegetarian - TED.com|
We all know the arguments that being vegetarian is better for the environment and for the animals -- but in a carnivorous culture, it can be hard to make the change. Graham Hill has a powerful, pragmatic suggestion: Be a weekday veg.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; food; global issues; green; TED2010; 2010
|Fiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the ancient material of the future - TED.com|
Fiorenzo Omenetto shares 20+ astonishing new uses for silk, one of nature's most elegant materials -- in transmitting light, improving sustainability, adding strength and making medical leaps and bounds. On stage, he shows a few intriguing items made of the versatile stuff.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; biology; biomimicry; design; green; invention; life; medicine; science; technology; 2011
|John Doerr sees salvation and profit in greentech - TED.com|
"I don't think we're going to make it," John Doerr says in an emotional talk about climate change and investment. To create a world fit for his daughter to live in, he says, we need to invest now in clean, green energy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; climate change; environment; global issues; green; investment; sustainability; technology; TED2007; 2007
|Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature! - TED.com|
Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about what we use and what we waste? Think of Pavan Sukhdev as nature's banker -- assessing the value of the Earth's assets. Eye-opening charts will make you think differently about the cost of air, water, trees ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; finance; global issues; green; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Richard Sears: Planning for the end of oil - TED.com|
As the world's attention focuses on the perils of oil exploration, we present Richard Sears' talk from early February 2010. Sears, an expert in developing new energy resources, talks about our inevitable and necessary move away from oil. Toward ... what?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; energy; exploration; green; science; technology; TED2010; 2010
|Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic - TED.com|
Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled -- compared to almost 90% of metals -- because of the massively complicated problem of finding and sorting the different kinds. Frustrated by this waste, Mike Biddle has developed a cheap and incredibly energy efficient plant that can, and does, recycle any kind of plastic.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; global issues; green; plastic; technology; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Shimon Steinberg: Natural pest control ... using bugs! - TED.com|
At TEDxTelAviv, Shimon Steinberg looks at the difference between pests and bugs -- and makes the case for using good bugs to fight bad bugs, avoiding chemicals in our quest for perfect produce.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxTelAviv 2010; TED; Talks; agriculture; green; insects; nature; technology; 2010
|Rob Hopkins: Transition to a world without oil - TED.com|
Rob Hopkins reminds us that the oil our world depends on is steadily running out. He proposes a unique solution to this problem -- the Transition response, where we prepare ourselves for life without oil and sacrifice our luxuries to build systems and communities that are completely independent of fossil fuels.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; energy; environment; future; green; pollution; sustainability; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities - TED.com|
How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need -- while reducing the time we spend in cars.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; architecture; cities; collaboration; design; energy; environment; green; technology; 2011
|Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? - TED.com|
Nuclear power: the energy crisis has even die-hard environmentalists reconsidering it. In this first-ever TED debate, Stewart Brand and Mark Z. Jacobson square off over the pros and cons. A discussion that'll make you think -- and might even change your mind.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; climate change; economics; energy; environment; green; law; nuclear weapons; politics; TED2010; 2010
|Lisa Margonelli: The political chemistry of oil - TED.com|
In the Gulf oil spill's aftermath, Lisa Margonelli says drilling moratoriums and executive ousters make for good theater, but distract from the issue at its heart: our unrestrained oil consumption. She shares her bold plan to wean America off of oil -- by confronting consumers with its real cost.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxOilSpill; TED; Talks; disaster relief; energy; environment; green; oil; sustainability; 2010
|Jeremy Jackson: How we wrecked the ocean - TED.com|
In this bracing talk, coral reef ecologist Jeremy Jackson lays out the shocking state of the ocean today: overfished, overheated, polluted, with indicators that things will get much worse. Astonishing photos and stats make the case.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; fish; green; mission blue; oceans; science; 2010
|Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system - TED.com|
11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food -- far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxNextGenerationAsheville; TED; Talks; agriculture; business; environment; food; green; health; sustainability; 2010
|Ray Anderson on the business logic of sustainability - TED.com|
At his carpet company, Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional "take / make / waste" industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; business; design; environment; green; materials; poetry; sustainability; technology; 2009
|Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel - TED.com|
You use paper towels to dry your hands every day, but chances are, you're doing it wrong. In this enlightening and funny short talk, Joe Smith reveals the trick to perfect paper towel technique.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; entertainment; green; hack; humor; materials; simplicity; tedx; TEDxConcordiaUPortland; 2012
|Amory Lovins on winning the oil endgame - TED.com|
In this energizing talk, Amory Lovins lays out his simple plan for weaning the US off oil and revitalizing the economy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; business; economics; energy; environment; green; science; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Tim Brown urges designers to think big - TED.com|
Tim Brown says the design profession is preoccupied with creating nifty, fashionable objects -- even as pressing questions like clean water access show it has a bigger role to play. He calls for a shift to local, collaborative, participatory "design thinking."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; business; design; green; history; product design; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Bjarke Ingels: 3 warp-speed architecture tales - TED.com|
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels rockets through photo/video-mingled stories of his eco-flashy designs. His buildings not only look like nature -- they act like nature: blocking the wind, collecting solar energy -- and creating stunning views.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; architecture; creativity; design; environment; green; 2009
|Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit - TED.com|
Here's a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally -- using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms. Yes, this just might be the strangest TEDTalk you'll ever see ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Fellows; arts; death; design; green; invention; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Mathieu Lehanneur demos science-inspired design - TED.com|
Naming science as his chief inspiration, Mathieu Lehanneur shows a selection of his ingenious designs -- an interactive noise-neutralizing ball, an antibiotic course in one layered pill, asthma treatment that reminds kids to take it, a living air filter, a living-room fish farm and more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; disease; green; innovation; nature; product design; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Willie Smits restores a rainforest - TED.com|
By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans -- and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; biodiversity; biosphere; global issues; green; science; TED2009; 2009
|Shai Agassi's bold plan for electric cars - TED.com|
Forget about the hybrid auto -- Shai Agassi says it's electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. His company, Better Place, has a radical plan to take entire countries oil-free by 2020.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; alternative energy; business; cars; energy; global issues; green; solar; technology; 2009
|Bertrand Piccard's solar-powered adventure - TED.com|
For the dawn of a new decade, adventurer Bertrand Piccard offers us a challenge: Find motivation in what seems impossible. He shares his own plans to do what many say can't be done -- to fly around the world, day and night, in a solar-powered aircraft.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; aircraft; engineering; green; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Dianna Cohen: Tough truths about plastic pollution - TED.com|
Artist Dianna Cohen shares some tough truths about plastic pollution in the ocean and in our lives -- and some thoughts on how to free ourselves from the plastic gyre.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; consumerism; global issues; green; mission blue; oceans; plastic; 2010
|Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic? - TED.com|
Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; environment; green; nature; plastic; product design; technology; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Yves Behar's supercharged motorcycle design - TED.com|
Yves Behar and Forrest North unveil Mission One, a sleek, powerful electric motorcycle. They share slides from distant (yet similar) childhoods that show how collaboration kick-started their friendship -- and shared dreams.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; cars; design; engineering; green; transportation; 2009
|Kevin Surace invents eco-friendly drywall - TED.com|
Kevin Surace suggests we rethink basic construction materials -- such as the familiar wallboard -- to reduce the huge carbon footprint generated by the manufacturing and construction of our buildings. He introduces EcoRock, a clean, recyclable and energy-efficient drywall created by his team at Serious Materials.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; architecture; business; demo; design; green; invention; technology; 2009
|Larry Burns on the future of cars - TED.com|
General Motors veep Larry Burns previews cool next-gen car design: sleek, customizable (and computer-enhanced) vehicles that run clean on hydrogen -- and pump energy back into the electrical grid when they're idle.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; cars; design; energy; future; green; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Nalini Nadkarni on conserving the canopy - TED.com|
A unique ecosystem of plants, birds and monkeys thrives in the treetops of the rainforest. Nalini Nadkarni explores these canopy worlds -- and shares her findings with the world below, through dance, art and bold partnerships.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; animals; apes; biodiversity; biology; biosphere; children; education; environment; green; science; women; TED2009; 2009
|Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies' - TED.com|
The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering. This talk at the US State Department is a foretaste of his major new book, sure to provoke widespread debate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; alternative energy; climate change; development; environment; future; global issues; green; sustainability; urban planning; 2009
|Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto - TED.com|
In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; New York; activism; business; cities; environment; green; politics; pollution; TED2006; 2006